Project Manager (Finance) (506640)

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
November 10, 2021
Long Beach, CA
Job Type



Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Project Manager (Finance). The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.



Administrator II

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Project Manager (Finance) to manage and oversee the CFS/Finance (FIN) application planning, design, implementation, upgrade, consolidation, and support of the CSU's PeopleSoft system project. The Project Manager will lead and manage various aspects of large and complex multi-million dollar projects such as the CHRS Completion Project, Campus Solutions 9.2 upgrade, and PeopleTools upgrades. This position will manage the production support of the PeopleSoft application system after implementation and upgrades as needed to stay within the Oracle support window. This responsibility includes managing the integration of approved other third-party software and/or internal systems.


Under the general direction of the Director, Application Development, the Project Manager (Finance) will:

-Lead and manage various aspects of large and complex multi-million dollar projects such as CHRS Consolidation, Procure to Pay, Maintenance Pack updates, and PeopleTools upgrades. This position will manage the production support of the PeopleSoft application system after implementation and upgrades as needed to stay within the Oracle support window. This responsibility includes managing the integration of approved other third-party software and/or internal systems.

-Oversee all facets of the application technical and functional planning, aspects of implementation, and upgrade efforts for the support of 23 campuses and/or the CO for the PeopleSoft HR, CS, and FIN systems, including directing and providing day to day oversight of functional and technical staff to develop system requirements; managing technical analysis and technical specification preparation; managing fit/gap analysis and specification preparation; development; testing; preparing time and cost estimates for proposed customizations, upgrades, and other project activity; work with technical and functional leads to produce deliverables and ensure quality and expectations for standards are met.

The Project Manager will also undertake special projects or other functional or technical duties as directed.


This position requires:

-A Bachelor's degree in information technology or related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience is required.

-Course work in project management or administration is required, and a graduate degree is preferred. Knowledge of CSU Business Practices is strongly preferred. Additional training in management and technical areas is a plus.

-The Project Manager must have: a minimum of 10+ years of experience in systems development and project management, including significant experience with systems analysis, programming, and/or database management; comprehensive knowledge of project control techniques, including milestone and critical path scheduling, and; PeopleSoft application experience using PeopleTools, PeopleCode, SQR, and Process Scheduler and; PeopleSoft Human Resources, Campus Solutions, and Finance experience.

-The Project Manager must also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong leadership skills; commitment-to-task. The Project Manager must be a self-starter, with strong decision-making skills and ability to work under pressure, the ability to translate needs analysis data into formal designs, and strong organizational, supervisory, and interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external resources. Some travel is required.

-Advanced skills in the use of information technology are highly desirable.

-Minimum 5 years of technical and/or functional experience supporting the PeopleSoft HCM application, preferably Finance version 9.2 or higher and PeopleTools version 8.57 or higher.

-Excellent application implementation lifecycle skills, including experience with translating business requirements into technical designs, contributing to fit/gap analysis, application configurations, and technical specifications.

-Creative problem solving / strategic thinking skills to improve processes and solve complex problems.

-Strong understanding of best practice coding techniques and testing skills.

-Excellent analytical skills, debugging techniques, and root cause analysis skills.

-Excellent written and advanced verbal communication skills (including exceptional listening, mentoring, and collaboration abilities).

-Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize, take the initiative, and work well under pressure.

-Must be flexible and able to work independently or in a team environment.

-Desire and willingness to learn and implement new technology.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 22, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

COVID19 Vaccination Requirement

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The systemwide policy can be found at

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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